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"A dynamic environment to work in"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
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Positive Outlook

I worked at RED full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

- Atmosphere like no other place
- Great sense of community among the workforce
- Pool tables, fusball, video games and a deli that delivers to your desk
- No minimum comission threshold. If you bill it, you get paid on it.
- No overarching hierarchy, everyone is given the same respect and often you do find yourself speaking to the Director's in social situation, (which I always felt was a good thing).
- The perm management have some jarring methods of motivating you sure, but its obvious they want to push everyone to succeed and make money for themselves, (often coaching and closing deals for the more junior consultants, all the commission and recognition would still go to them).
-Unethical business practices are not tolerated, it will result in dismissal which I have seen in my time there.

Cons

- Poor basic wage and disparity between workforce
- Some ambiguous rules on client / candidate ownership
- Too much negative stigma associated with leaving work on time.

Advice to Management

Overall, keep up the good work! Red is a one of a kind place to work and I loved my time there!

Other Employee Reviews for RED

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Managament are disgusting. Horrible place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RED full-time

    Pros

    Good location. Apparently office is moving though...

    Cons

    This is mainly about the perm team as I didn't have much to do with contract, but they seemed just as immature and brash.

    - Management are egotistical and force their opinions (usually immoral or unethical) on their consultants, clients and candidates. Verges on bullying
    - Claim to be SAP experts but some don't even have a clue what SAP stands for (including the perm director)
    - Mandatory 'focus meetings' are held every morning and afternoon in which the same cringe worthy boiler-room phrases about 'smashing the phones' are preached
    - Being forced to stand up for hours at a time (hurts your wrists when typing)
    - Attendance levels v poor as a result of the emphasis put on 'getting smashed' after work
    - Priority on quantity over quality- the average Perm Sales Cons has little or no experience and makes themsleves and company look bad
    - Too much swearing and 'banter' amongst lads trying to impress
    - New initiatives in place every other week makes it hard to be consistent
    - Very 'clicky'
    - Too many meetings for meetings sake- love to waste your time
    - Heavily KPI driven taking micro-management to extreme
    - Too many perves
    - Money not as good as its made out to be

    Advice to Management

    Ditch Perm leaders and start again.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My time in the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RED full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong Network, Good Location, Potential to grow, Industry foundations

    Cons

    The problem clearly starts from the top. The leadership style militant and unreasonable, creating a tense, unpleasant and frankly childish working atmosphere.

    Severe pressure coupled with extreme aggressiveness to achieve results mean that there is a culture of doing ‘whatever is required at any cost’ to do a deal (place a candidate) – much to the detriment of the client and candidate. Lying to candidates and clients is an active practice and actually encouraged in order to close deals quickly.

    Statistics are falsified on a daily basis – driven by the fear culture.

    Emails and phone calls are monitored without your knowledge and consent.

    Advice to Management

    It is shame as the company has the potential to really to achieve much more but is being held back by the management in place.

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